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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Lawmakers pass Drug Related Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle three drug related bills and proposed the invocation of Article 44 of the interim charter to legalize the use of marijuana in healthcare.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand's Crime Prevention Role read out at CCPCJ

VIENNA, May 15 (NNT) - Thailand's justice minister delivered a speech at the 27th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) where he stressed on the country's commitment and accomplishments in crime prevention.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police drafting Guidelines for tackling Human Trafficking

BANGKOK, May 10 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police is in the process of drafting its first-ever guidelines for law enforcers to handle human trafficking cases, as the government has set human trafficking as an urgent national agenda.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Civil Servants face Legal Charges for embezzling from Sema Pattana Cheevit Fund

BANGKOK, May 10 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Education is set to take legal action against 25 people in connection with the embezzlement of Sema Pattana Cheevit Fund.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Kanchanaburi Court grants Bail to Construction Tycoon Premchai and Employees

KANCHANABURI, May 3 (NNT) - Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court of Kanchanaburi province has granted bail to president of Italian-Thai Development Pcl Premchai Karnasuta and three company employees accused of poaching at the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ombudsman Thailand confirms adherence to Good Governance and Code of Law

BANGKOK, Apr 26 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, hosted a seminar on Wednesday on its role under the new Constitution, which was attended by some 700 people representing various relevant groups and agencies.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Campaign for Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation System

BANGKOK, Apr 21 (NNT) - The Safe Cities for Women network has asked the Managing Director of The Transport Co., Ltd. to join the “Albino Team” to campaign for the elimination of sexual harassment on public transport.
Date: 21 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DSI to proceed with "Victoria Secret" Human Trafficking Case to Court

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will proceed to court with human trafficking charges involving "Victoria Secret" massage parlor.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims

NONTHABURI, Feb 16 (NNT) - The Minister of Social Development and Human Security has announced a policy designed to protect victims of human trafficking in accordance with international practice.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Wildlife Protection Law being amended to carry Harsher Penalties

BANGKOK, Feb 12 (NNT) - The committee of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) in charge of natural resources and the environment is preparing to seek approval for an amended wildlife protection bill that would increase punishments for poaching.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government confirms Legal Action to be taken against High-Profile Poachers

BANGKOK, Feb 8 (NNT) - The government has confirmed its determination to protect the nation's wildlife, saying a case is underway in connection with high-profile suspects charged with illegal hunting in a wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM, Environment Minister confirm Legal Action over ItalThai President caught poaching

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, have both confirmed that anyone found to be poaching animals in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary will face legal action.
Date: 07 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA still questions New Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is still questioning the new anti-corruption law.
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA continues to deliberate Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Dec 25 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued to deliberate the draft organic law on corruption prevention and suppression and is prepared to appoint election commissioners.
Date: 25 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA deliberates Anti-Corruption Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued its deliberation of the anti-corruption bill.
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee adds More Details to new Draft NACC Law to step up Anti-Graft Efforts

BANGKOK, Dec 21 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly, which is in charge of the new National Anti-Corruption Commission Act, has proposed additional information to the draft in a bid to step up the fight against corruption.
Date: 21 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee on Social Affairs hosts Round Table Discussion about New Draft Law on Young Offenders

BANGKOK, Nov 28 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly has hosted a roundtable discussion to collect ideas for the new draft law on the rehabilitation of young offenders.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Two New Plans to protect against Human Trafficking to be proposed

BANGKOK, 7th November 7 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has prepared two plans to strengthen protection against human trafficking with a focus on protecting employees and matching international practices.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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